How has smartphone technology changed over the years?

In the early years, people used to work with messengers who would take their messages from one place to another. The time it took for the message to reach the intended place was extremely overwhelming, which limited the communications between people extremely. The advancement in communication didn’t take place until Graham Bell invented the telephone. That is what changed the way of communication and interacting with each other for the rest of the world forever.

A glimpse at the present era

Mobile phones these days are more than communication tools, and these do much more than bringing us closer to each other. We can carry out different tasks with it, such as mobile banking, online shopping, sending/receiving multimedia, and many other things. Smartphones have changed the way business is conducted, transactions made, and how people interact with each other. 

These smartphones are the produce of the present, in the past, they only had, but limited functionality and necessary communication took place. You might not be aware of early mobile phone models, their specifications, and how they did work. If so then you will find the following information worth your while;

The 80’s

Mobile phones have been in development since the early ’50s, but 80’s the time when this development stage got some fruitful turn. In 80’s you have your standard landline working with the help of a standard cable and telephone pole system, it is slow but a great start. At the end of the ’80s, the wireless version of the landline also came forth, which was developed by Motorola and weighed almost 1kg, running on battery power. It gave 30 minutes of talk time and 8 hours of the standby time.

The 90’s

Motorola seemed to be the only player putting more and more advanced and customized products into the market. In the early 90’s they introduced the MicroTAC, an early wireless model. Now it could fit inside the pocket and be taken anywhere. It could store almost 30 contact information and had a calling time of nearly 30 minutes. Nokia also came to prominence that very decade, but in the end, launching its mobile phone models, a desperate but successful try to dominate the mobile phone market.

The 00’s

Nokia wasn’t the only one in the game now as Sony Ericsson, LG, and Samsung also jumped in and started working on their various signature models. Now we have in the 2000s the flip version of the mobile phone, foldable and compact. It can play the radio, send texts, people can play games on it. Not only this, but several other communication-related leaps did happen too. It might include the introduction of Bluetooth and the introduction of Wi-Fi too.

The smartphone era—The Present

When we reached 2006—2007, the term smartphone was already in the air. But this smartphone couldn’t beat what we use in our present, yet it was a revolution for its own time. You could now play music, check email, send/receive multimedia, browse on the internet, and whatnot. The technology got better, competition fierce than ever, and innovation became the ultimate motto of every mobile manufacturing company out there. Then the iPhone made its debut in 2007 while other companies and smartphone models trying to catch up with the promising technology it had to offer, and the rest is history.

Transcending into future

Talking about shortening the distances, cutting the communication barrier that exists between people living in two different countries, and sending/receiving content to and from any part of the globe, it has been a fantastic feat. Talk times have been stretched to days than merely minutes, and battery life is promising than ever.

The UI (user interface) for smartphones today is getting better, vivid, and more interactive than ever. Today you can work out every aspect of your life in a smarter way, putting on the alarm to wake you up, checking email whenever you want, and getting in touch with whomever you want. We have left the past far behind; the present has its fair share of the digital revolution, and now we move into the future. Machine and deep learning are being used to develop better and more user-focused smartphones. These will be able to predict the user’s usage pattern and behaviour and adjust its functionality accordingly to meet the user’s requirements. Who knows what comes next? AI (artificial intelligence) induced smartphones, smartphones with satellite driven technology, or whatnot, but the journey has been worth it.

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